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Name: DEVERELL, Colville Montgomery GBE, KCMG, CVO, OBE, Sir

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Birth Date: 21 Feb 1907 Dublin

Death Date: 18 Dec 1995 Wokingham

First Date: 1931

Profession: DO Kenya 1931, Clerk to Exec. and Legis. Councils 1938-39, with Civil Affairs branch EA Command 1941-46; Sec. Development and Reconstruction Authority, Kenya 1946. acted as Fin. Sec. and Ch. Native Commr. and Admin. Sec. 1949

Area: Nairobi

Married: In Kidlington, Oxon. 1935 Helen Margaret Wynne Willson b. 22 Feb 1909 Holt, Norfolk, d. 1996 Henley (dau of Dallas Alexander Wynne Willson)

Children: John Robert (15 July 1936 Nairobi-2 June 1994 Chinook helicopter crash Mull of Kintyre); William Shirley (17 June 1938 Oxford-2018); Mark Christopher (1940)

Book Reference: Rhino Link 4, Debrett, Police, Staff 39, Colonial, EA & Rhodesia, Foster

War Service: Military service 1941-45

School: Portora School, Enniskillen and Trinity College, Cambridge. BA, LLB (Dubl)

General Information:

Police - DO at Kericho in 1934.
Staff 39 - Appointed DO in 1931. Seconded to the Secretariat in 1939
Colonial - Col. Sec. Jamaica 1952; Gov. and C-in-c Windward Islands 1955; Mauritius 1959-62
East Africa & Rhodesia - 3/1/57 - KCMG
Fine cricketer - played for Dublin Univ. with Samuel Beckett

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